Saturday, 23 June 2012

MONSOON SEASON


The Monsoon Season, formerly known as Summer, hit the Newark International Antiques Fair this week, so I spent most of my time hunting for treasures in the cattle sheds, which were transformed from their usual down to earth use by many  interesting and elegant stands.




Our chic friend John insisted on showing me his new tattoos, completely destroying my concentration...






...Oh please John, put them away!

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20 comments:

  1. Yes I agree, they definitely need putting away!!!

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  2. Oh dear, he would be very upset if he knew what we thought!

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  3. With the passage of time... The dragons will droop. Think of all the lovely things you could buy with the money.

    LLX

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    1. Actually John is 60 and still quite pert.

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  4. How strange is that? Just after reading this post on your blog, my eye was caught by your 'Valuable Jewellery is not my Style' post back in December. And yes, you've guessed it, your mention of Liberty Bodices caught my eye and the very same Google photo... Weird or wot? We're from a similar era I suppose and our minds work in the same way.

    I love the idea of a friendship necklace; as I was reading, I instantly thought I've got just the bead to send.

    Must visit there soon, it's is not as if I haven't been told enough times!

    LLX

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    1. Yes - I think our minds have quite a few thoughts & ideas in common. By the way, Smallhythe is shut on a Friday which surprised & disappointed us last week.
      Nilly xx

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  5. I have just found your blog, via Annie's Moving On....loved what I have seen, laughed out loud at the legs, and look forward to delving into your past posts.I'm just off to a vide grenier, I'll think of you if I see anything I think you might be interested in ! best wishes, Janice

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    1. Thank you Janice - the antiques trade is very busy and competitive in the UK at the moment. Hope you had some luck at your flea market.

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  6. Dear Nilly, love the resourcefulness of the organisers - what a fantastic set of display stands, with some very interesting stuff on show...I am in love with those spotty red jugs/vases. As for the tattooes... well, not my thing but love the 'cheeky', as opposed to 'chic' look of their owner.

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    1. Yes I love those too - the Newark Fair is an amazing event!

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  7. How on earth can you concentrate with all that art work in front of you! Thanks for your comments at mine. Ann x

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  8. I can always spare a few minutes for John - he's such a colourful character!

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  9. Love the painted furniture/samplers/spongeware stand.
    Will pass on the legs though...
    Julie x

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  10. Yes - this is one of my favourites - from the West Country, needless to say.

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  11. Glad it was worthwhile despite the weather.
    He's not got a bad pair of pins really - not so keen on the scary t-shirt though!
    Thank you for your comments on my blog. M x

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  12. Yes, The huge Newark fair rarely disappoints and is always entertaining. Keep smiling - hope you are OK.
    Nilly x

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  13. oh I'm drooling over the needlework displays!

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  14. Yes - they are just what I love too. You must visit the Newark international antiques fair if you are ever in the UK.

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